I will Curb Impunity on Rates’ payment in Kajiado, says Lenku

Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

We are bold in presenting our news as we move to all Maa counties across the country.

Governor Joseph Lenku has said he will not be cowed in his effort to curb impunity on rates payment by investors in the county.

Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd cargo train detained on January 12 by county government over debt of land rates amounting to Sh17 billion.

Lenku said on Tuesday he will leave no stone unturned in his quest to ensure that investors in the county pay every single penny they county in rates.

The governor was speaking ahead of a scheduled meeting between him, his ministers and top management of Tata Chemicals to find a solution to their rate arrears running into billions of shillings.

“Fighting for the rights of the county government to receive all rates and levies from investors is our responsibility. We are determined to ensure impunity on rates payment is curbed for the benefit of Kajiado residents,” said the governor.

The meeting with top global and local managers of Tata Chemicals, Magadi, was fixed by the governor personally after he was approached by mediators to give them up to January 22 so as to produce documentary evidence supporting why they were exempted former governor David Lenku’s regime from paying the amount fixed by the County Finance Act.
Tata Chemicals owes the county government more than Sh17 billion in overdue land rates stemming back to 2013.
Two weeks ago, Lenku ordered the clumping of all the Tata Chemical trains so as to force the company to pay what they owe them.
Tata Chemicals is arguing that they use a small piece of land to mine soda ash from Lake Magadi and yet they are being charged rates for 80 per cent of land used by the local community.
They also argued that they spend millions of shillings in their corporate social responsibility program to supply water, manage the largest health facility in Magadi and educate hundreds of students at various levels from the community.
But in a quick rejoinder, Lenku on his official FB page said CSR programs being offered by the company is the right of the people and Tata Chemicals Ltd should be in the know that offering such services to the people does not exempt them from paying requisite taxes.
“We have rules and regulations governing payment of taxes, and the law must be respected at all cost,’ said Lenku.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Do you need a website? Search no more. BraIT Consulting Limited is an industry-leading & most reliable full-service web design company in Kenya. They also do digital marketing, graphic design, Search Engine Marketing (SEO), Content Marketing among others.

They design cost-effective and aesthetic websites, logos, and digital designs that will blow your mind. Take a sample look of their work below!

You May Also Like

The women power.

Kajiado’s growing number of women in elective politics

Despite the resistance coming from the elders of the Kajiado Maasai, Tobiko concentrated on her campaigns in the urban areas of Kajiado East and won the hearts of the non-Maasai voters.

Jeremy Lemomo.

Birisha miscalculated his political move in Central constituency

The once-promising young director in the county government is now left in the political cold –  courtesy of Lenku. 

DP William Rutos road show in Kajiado North on Monday.

The August 9 general election is now framed – Ruto

“We have talked with Katoo and agreed that Kajiado belongs to all Kenyans living it. Those spreading hate speeches against others should be arrested by police and charged,” said Gachagua.

Subscribe to Kajiado
News Update

Be the first to get updated.